Thanks to vintage goddess “Timeless Vixen” for pointing out that yesterday, June 9, was the late designer Ossie Clark‘s birthday. He would have been 77.
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Happy Birthday🎂to the late, great Ossie Clark🎉 Having over 100 designs of his in my personal collection, it’s safe to say he is one of my favorites💋 His genius comes from the ability to borrow from the past but capture the spirit of the now, creating timeless looks with a strong sense of place✨ You will be forever missed Ossie and never, ever forgotten❤️
I’m always forgetting Ossie’s birthday, even though he’s my absolute favorite designer of yore. In 2016, another vintage goddess, Liz of Vintage-a-Peel, reminded me. I’ve got to put this into my calendar right now because I always love a reason to post about Ossie and, more importantly, wear something from my Ossie collection in his honor. I most recently wore an Ossie dress in April, so a repost of that photo will have to do. This is one I bought from Liz, and I got it in 2009, so happy 10th anniversary to this dress!
If you’re new to the blog and don’t know who Ossie Clark is, check out this video I did in 2017.
Thinking of Ossie always makes me think of my late friend Al Radley, who was the manufacturer of Ossie’s “Ossie Clark for Radley” line. Al died this February at the age of 94. I paid tribute to him here. His son, Howard, wrote a lovely obituary to his dad in the Guardian that appeared in April. I enjoyed seeing photos of young Al.
Well, now I’m off to ogle Timeless Vixen’s Ossies. I want them all!